Friday, December 19, 2008

Trend Watch for Spring - Liberty Prints

Long live Liberty... You'll notice lots of liberty prints this Spring in a variety of shapes. Liberty style fabric is characterized by tender palettes, attractive flowers, and detailed movement. Designers embraced these floral fabrics using them to create very feminine pieces with a slight hint of simpler days.
One such designer is Brechtje Olsthoorn from Room Seven, who grew up watching her parents design and produce the Dutch clothing line, Oilily. Fabrics have always played in important part in her life. "All my life I've been used to seeing fabrics, colours and motifs all around me. I guess this has eventually inspired me to go down along the same path of playing with fabrics, shapes, flowers and colours."
She started her own company in 1994, designing a bedding and accessories collection. Eventually she added a children's clothing line, using the same colorful mix of checks and prints that creates the typical Room Seven look.
Check out more of Room Seven and other liberty prints at

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our website is now up and running! We've already received our first shipment of dresses and we're adding pre-sale items daily. It won't be long before our store is filled with garments galore for both your darling diva and dude! However, if you're the type that doesn't want to miss out on the best pieces or to ensure you have the correct sizes, you may be interested in our Pre-sale option. It's a great way to guarantee you'll receive the items you are wanting when they arrive in our store. For more information you can go to our Pre-sale section on our website at:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Oh My, Ooh La La!

Our first shipment is on it's way and soon we will have our website up and running. Yea!! Ooh La La Couture dresses will be here soon and just in time for Holiday parties. What little girl wouldn't feel so posh in one of these special flouncy dresses made with ribbons, bling and tulle?! I think Fancy Nancy would definitely approve!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Blythe Dolls... ahead of their time

Blythe dolls were originally created in 1972, designed by Marvin Glass and Associates and manufacturered by Kenner. After only a year of production, it was decided Blythe's big head and changing eye color was too scary for children.

After many years, a friend introduced photographer Gina Garan to Blythe and she instantly fell in love. In 2000, Gina produced a book called "This is Blythe" with images she photographed and collected of the original Blythe doll. Blythe become an instant hit and has now achieved cult status.

What was initially a failure in the toy industry, has made a comeback and is the inspiration to one of my favorite Spring lines... Mim Pi. As you will soon see, dolls will be a big trend in fashion this Spring.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Trend Watch: Retro clothing

Lola & James is an innovative, eco-conscious children’s clothing line created by Paula Scolaro-Sikking, a Montreal-born graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. The line features bold and creative looks such as vintage concert t-shirts, colorful designs made from recycled fabrics and materials, and customized recycled cashmere blankets. The line caters to both boys and girls, sizes 0/6 months to 10 years old. Formerly branded under the Claude label, Scolaro-Sikking launched Lola & James in the spring of 2007, motivated by her best muse, daughter Lola James born in May 2006. Lola carries the same one-of-a-kind, independent streak as the clothes she inspires.

Celebrity clients have included Kelly Ripa, Angelina Jolie, Courtney Cox, Eddie Vedder, Bruce Willis and Gwen Stefani.

Check them out:

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Designing stage... that's where we are right now. It's all coming together and I can't wait until the finished product! It's definitely a work in progress right now, but I can see the light... And just wait until you see some of the great new lines that we're carrying for Spring. Soon, that's all I can tell you.